Talent Acquisition

Recruiting and Coaching for the Competitive Edge

Recruiting and Consulting Team


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Karen Hawkins, SPHR   Owner/Recruiter/Consultant
karen@hawkinshrconsulting.com  mobile (859)559-1910

HUMAN RESOURCE EXPERIENCE:  23 years of human resource experience, having owned an HR consulting company eight of those years.  Work has been in industries such as manufacturing (union and non-union), non-profit, healthcare, financial services, equine, media, education, marketing, landscape, information services and transportation.  Consulting business has serviced small business to global corporations from as few as five and up to thousands of employees.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE: Employee Relations, Legal Compliance, Recruiting and Retention Strategies, Orientation Programs, Policy/Handbook Creation, Organizational Development, Compensation & Benefits, HR Department Development and Auditing, HR Efficiency Systems, Leadership Coaching, Rewards and Recognition Programs, HR Value/Metric Measurables, State Incentive Grant Writing, Safety and Workers' Compensation Programs, Payroll Administration, Succession Planning/Career Coaching.

EDUCATION: Bellarmine University, Bachelor of Science degree in Economics, Business minor

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS: Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) Certified 2001 - present; Professional in Human Resources (PHR) Certified 1995-2001

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION MEMBERSHIPS and SERVICE: National and Local Chapters of Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), Commerce Lexington – serving as a member of the Business Owners Advisory Board, Bluegrass HR Roundtable, Former President and Vice President of Hart County Chamber of Commerce.


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Matt Hawkins, PMP Sourcing/Technical Recruiter

matt@hawkinshrconsulting.com  mobile (859)509-7061

Matt Hawkins joined Hawkns HR Consulting after more than twenty years in IT and software development.

EDUCATION: Oakland City University, Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Accounting


PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS: Project Manager Professional (PMP)  Certified 2011-Present 





Contact info

Hawkins HR Consulting, LLC
333 West Vine Street, Suite 300
Lexington, KY 40507
(859) 559-1910